From the Editor: Thanking Benny Gantz

By Larry Gordon The global virus notwithstanding, and after almost a year of campaigning and voting in elections, Israel now has a government, and — for now anyway — Benjamin...

Western Wall Stones Sanitized After Notes Removed

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Western Wall stones were cleaned and sanitized ahead of Passover. Every year, the prayer notes tucked between the stones in the wall are removed at Passover...

Elderly to Be Evacuated From Bnei Brak

The Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of the coronavirus, the government said on Thursday. Some 4,500 people aged...

Netanyahu Gets Second Coronavirus Scare This Week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus on Thursday after his health minister was diagnosed with it, officials said, the 70-year-old leader’s second infection scare this week. As...

Israelis Told to Wear Face Masks, Celebrate Holidays With Immediate Family

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays should be marked only with immediate family, Prime...

Number of Coronavirus Cases in Israel Exceeds 8,000

JNS.org – Israel’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 47, with 8,018 confirmed cases of infection, according to Israel’s Health Ministry. Of the confirmed cases, 7,195 patients are listed as...

Israeli Inmates to Mass Produce Protective Face Masks

CTech – Israeli inmates have started to manufacture protective face masks to support the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Israel Prison Service (IPS) announced Thursday. The masks...

Mass Tefillah Scheduled for 10:30 am Eastern Standard Time

By The Jerusalem Post A mass prayer event being staged digitally and in small 10-man, outdoor prayer services will be held Wednesday  at 10:30 New York time to request divine...

Differences Threaten Netanyahu-Gantz Unity Talks

JNS.org – While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz have agreed to work towards the formation of an emergency unity government to end a bitter political...

Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar to Address AIPAC by Video

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — Two more Democratic presidential candidates are now on the speakers’ list at this year’s AIPAC conference after the Israel lobby group allowed Joe Biden and Amy...
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